Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Doughnut Break - Imperial Porter - Malt Beverage Brewed with Coffee and with Natural Flavors Added
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Doughnut Break - Imperial Porter - Malt Beverage Brewed with Coffee and with Natural Flavors Added. I purchased this bottle at Royal Liquors (here) in San Jose.
From the Evil Twin Brewing website: “Did the flavors of sugar and bitter sweet almonds and coffee in Imperial Biscotti Break also make you sentimental? Now we topped it off with insane amounts of doughnuts. This all-time American favorite is making it’s way back into the spotlight and we at Evil Twin Brewing are not letting a tasty trend pass us by without taking it to the next level. Drink it with great gusto - Forza Doughnuts.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours very dark brown, nearly black with a thin mocha colored head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, toffee, vanilla, caramel, doughy and somehow glazed.
Taste: Dough, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, caramel and a certain sugary sweet vibe remanicient of a donut glaze.
Overall: Sweet and outstanding, Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Doughnut Break is the kind of beer I want lots of, but I haven’t been able to find since I purchased this bottle at Royal Liquors. This 11.5% ABV offering is tasty and a great dessert beer (much like Southern Tier Brewing Company Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout – reviewed here). If you see this one, grab it if you’re a fan of the style. You’ll be glad you did!
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